An odour is a smell that is detectable. We will investigate complaints to see if the odour is bad enough to cause a nuisance or annoyance. The source of the odour needs to be clearly identified.
Sources of odour complaints may be from:
fumes or gases from dwellings
waste by-products from industrial or trade or business premises
accumulations or deposits of rubbish
What is offensive to one person may be acceptable to another. In our investigations we consider:
They may be easily detected, annoying or unpleasant but we cannot deal with all odours. The odour would need to be a persistent problem. Despite someone's best intentions the nature of the work they carry out may mean the odour is unavoidable.